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Establishment - Paternity  
  • Paternity means fatherhood. If the parents are married, the husband is considered to be the father of children during the marriage. If parents are not married, it is important that paternity be legally established. Otherwise, the baby has no legal father. Even if you may be living together, and the father's name appears on the hospital copy of the child's birth certificate, this does not mean the child's paternity has been legally established.
  • Paternity can be legally established by the court.
    • a Judge or other official may enter an Order at Court which establishes paternity, or
    • the Child Support Division office may establish paternity without having to go to Court, or
    • a statement of paternity may also be signed, either at the office when the child is born, or
    • our office can assist you in completing this form and mailing to vital statistics.


C.R.S. §19-4-101

Important Numbers - Assistance Programs
Department of Human Services
Main Line (970) 241-8480
Parent Help Line
(800) 244-5373 
Adult Protective Services
(970) 248-2888 
Welfare Fraud Hotline
(970) 256-2421
Area Agency on Aging
(970) 248-2717 
Western Colorado 211
2-1-1 or (970) 244-8400 
Assistance Programs - Fax Number
(970) 248-2849
Workforce Center
(970) 248-0871 
Child Support
(970) 248-2780
Veterans Office
(970) 248-2733 
(970) 244-8400 

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